We are still having problems where people’s private emails are visible on the site. It’s a very very weird problem, evidently related to our use of Supercache to alleviate the GPU problem. We’re actually in the process of moving to a new server. I tried turning off comments, but that doesn’t work either.
What I would recommend to people who don’t want their private emails available to the next few posters is to use a dummy email for now. The way the controls are presently set, there is no technical reason to post a working email. I will of course continue to monitor comments and remove asshats, so this is not carte blanche to go nutso.
You should be able to type right over the old information. Also, it doesn’t seem to exist for Mac/Firefox users.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.